So, I ran my first marathon at 50! Now, I need a new challenge. So, I've decided to take on the triathlon. For anyone who doesn't know what that entails it's a swim, bike, run - in that order.
A friend told me she's going to do a sprint triathlon and I was like, "What's that?"
So, she explained it to me.
It's not a super-fast triathlon (which is what it sounded like to me) maybe I think like a runner...a sprint is ... well anyway, it's a short distance tri. And, I thought, hey that sounds like a good way to train for an Olympic Triathlon.
Now, I don't know where they come up with these names but an Olympic Triathlon doesn't mean you're training for the Olympics - it's just a distance that's ascribed to the event, much like the sprint not being a sprint but a distance. Anyway, I digress (again).
Anyway, (again) I thought I'd share a site that tells people a little bit more about sprint tris: so if you, like me, are training for a tri...look here to find out more.
Free-tiques going on over at the Writing for Children and Teens website. It's a fun Red Light - Green Light Game and everyone ends up with a critique...plus you can help our furry friends along the way too.
If you're interested in getting some real feedback, check it out here.
And, remember, FREE is a very good price, plus Cynthea Liu knows what she's talking about.
It was a HOT one!!! The show was fun, the actors did a great job, the stage crew was on-spot and it was a wonderful weekend. But...it was hot. At about 100 degrees in the cold Pacific Northwest, we were all toasty.
Margaritas are probably my favorite alcoholic drink in the world but they are soooooo fattening. So when a friend told me about Crystal Lite Margarita mix, I thought, "Why Not?" Especially when my friend brought me one of the packets and said, "Here, try it--you might like it."
So, I did.
The only thing is that Crystal Lite says to add eight cups of water---waaaaayyyyyyy too much water. Then the drink will taste like LITEly flavored water. Don't follow the rules, just this one time. Listen to me, only add about four to five cups of water. Then add your shot of tequila and blend with ice.
Of course I have to salt the rim - because that's almost the best part - for me.
I guess I'm a bit like a horse, I love a salt lick - and I do...lick the rim to get every bit of that salty goodness.
I'm not saying it's as good as a regular sugary-sweet margarita but this is a good option if you, like me, are counting calories.
I was popping around on Pinterest and I found this wonderful idea over at Authentique's Blogspot. We all have manila file folders sitting around and what a wonderful way to repurpose some recycled folders.
Sunday was spent riding...and riding...and riding. I did the 8 bridge 24 mile bridge pedal. It was a lot of fun but we had bike problems along the way. Still we shared some great views of the city and came away with some fun pictures.
I was just over reading my cyber-friend's blog, The Happy Whisk, and found out about this contest. Now I'm wondering which recipe I should use...hum...what is your favorite recipe..a cake, a cookie, a cozy banana bread...?
Okay I'm not a big drinker by anyone's standard but this drink is supposed to be like a dessert drink. It's called Cabana Banana:
1 shot of 99 bananas (a liquor)
1 shot coconut rum
a splash of Baileys
Pour over ice and add milk or half-n-half to fill the cup
And this one is like cake in a cup or something like that
I had three of these this weekend:
T H E S A L T E D C A R A M E L M A R T I N I
1 part Butterscotch Snapps
1 part Kahlua
1 part vodka
2 parts half-n-half
your martini glasses by wetting the rims and dipping in crushed
seasalt. Pour ingredients over ice into a cocktail shaker, shake, then
strain ice out and pour drink into glasses. Then drizzle caramel sauce
over the top and around the rim....YUMMMMMILICIOUSNESS!
JUNE 1st - SCHMOOZE, 9:30 a.m. - noon ? Vancouver - Clark County Children's Writers and Illustrators Our next schmooze is scheduled for Saturday, June 1st at 9:30 a.m. at the Cascade Park Library ? 600 NE 136th Ave. Vancouver, WA. 98664. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Vicki Lindstrom at email@example.com. ?
June 29, 2013 - MAKING YOUR FIRST PAGES SHINE with Chronicle Editor Melissa Manlove - this Rogue Valley Connection workshop is in Ashland. See website: www.scbwior.com/events for more details.
June 8, 2013 - Our FIRST SE PORTLAND schmooze is scheduled for Saturday, June 8th at 10:30 a.m. at the Holgate Library, a branch of the Multnomah County Libraries. This is your chance to Meet and Greet the Co-RAs, ask them questions, and get acquainted with each other. We will meet in the meeting room at the Holgate Library ? 7905 SE Holgate Blvd, Portland. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Carol Bloemen at firstname.lastname@example.org ?
SCBWI - The Great Critique - July 20th at Tabor Space
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